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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. BISHU PARV OR SENDRA OBSERVED IN DALMA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
i. The 2017 hunting festival “BishuParv” was observed in Jharkhand. The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is located 10 km from the city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.
ii. The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for holding many elephants and other animals, which come downhill during the monsoons and winter and enter nearby villages and towns of Jharkhand and West Bengal.

2. YOGI ADITYANATH GOVT. TO MERGE LOCAL BODIES OF MATHURA-VRINDAVAN, AYODHYA-FAIZABAD
i. The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government decided to merge the local bodies of two temple towns of  Ayodhya-Faizabad and Mathura-Vrindavan.
ii. Its main aim is to generate more revenue by providing better facilities to the tourists.
iii. To strengthen the infrastructure and to purify the Yamuna and to facilitate local residents and pilgrims, it has been decided to make Mathura and Vrindavan together to form a municipal corporation.

3. I-T DEPT LAUNCHES E-FACILITY TO LINK PERSON’S AADHAAR WITH PAN
i. The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link a person’s Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number. It is a mandatory procedure for filing I-T returns.
ii. The department’s e-filing website – https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in – has created a new link on its homepage making it “easy” to link the two unique identities of an individual.
iii. There is no need to login or be registered on e-filing website. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.
iv. The government under the Finance has made it mandatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of income tax returns (ITR).

4. ICICI BANK CHIEF CHANDA KOCHHAR RECEIVES ‘WOODROW WILSON AWARD’ FOR GLOBAL CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
i. Chanda Kochhar, the MD and Chief Executive of ICICI Bank became the 1st Indian woman to be conferred with the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship.
ii. The award was conferred by Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC, US. Ms. Kochhar received this award for demonstrating a commitment to the common good beyond the bottom line.
iii. 2017 Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service has been conferred on United States Senator, Mitch McConnell.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 11 & 12 MAY

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIR QUIZ - 11 & 12 MAY

1. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING LAUNCHED THE INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF THE SUPREME COURT?
a) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
b) President Pranab Mukherjee
c) Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad
d) Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar

ANS - A
2. CENTRAL GOVT. HAS SET-UP A HIGH-LEVEL TASK FORCE TO FINE TUNE JOBS DATA SO THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN FRAME POLICIES TO SPUR EMPLOYMENT. THIS TASK FORCE IS HEADED BY?
a) Hasmukh Adhia
b) S S Mundra
c) Arvind Panagariya
d) Arvind Subramanian

ANS - C
3. MOON JAE-IN HAS BEEN ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF WHICH ASIAN COUNTRY?
a) Thailand
b) South Korea
c) Cambodia
d) Laos

ANS - B

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